|Separation Of Church And State Cord.pdf - Robert L. Cord|
The separation of church and state represents a fundamental tenet of American democracy, but does the First Amendment separate church and state with a "high and impregnable" wall? For forty years the Supreme Court has generally said yes, arguing that the Founding Fathers intended the First Amendment to erect such a wall.Separation of Church and State demonstrates the fallacy of this argument. "With the use of mostly primary historical documents," writes the author, "I show conclusively that the...
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